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Explore Historical Census Data on 2010 Geographies
MONDAY, JUL 17, 2017

Explore Historical Census Data on 2010 Geographies

In the last few months, we've been busy working on a dataset that will help our users compare all the historical data gathered over time on the most recent geography. We're proud to announce our latest release: U.S. Decennial Censuses on 2010 Geographies. As of right now, we published 1990 Census data and 1980 Census data on the 2010 geography, and very soon we will release data for other reallocated census years. Read on to find out more about this latest addition and what it means for you. ... more
American Healthcare
WEDNESDAY, JUL 12, 2017

American Healthcare

As politicians fight over healthcare policy in DC, Social Explorer takes a look at America’s health and voting patterns using different maps and datasets. In addition to our large library of demographic data and maps, Social Explorer also offers specialized surveys including the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and election results. Taking stock of who has health coverage and who does not can help start the conversation about the nation's health. According to ... more
Father's Day by the Numbers
SATURDAY, JUN 17, 2017

Father's Day by the Numbers

The third Sunday of June is reserved for fathers to fire up the barbecue, geek out on puns, and celebrate Father’s Day. According to the United States Census Bureau, there are 72.2 million fathers in the country, so that’s plenty of dad jokes. While Father’s Day became an official holiday in the US in 1972, it’s been celebrated around the world since the Middle Ages, long before it was brought to the US by the Spanish and Portuguese. Here at Social Explore... more
Happy Bike to Work Week!
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017

Happy Bike to Work Week!

May is Bike to Work Month, and we are now rolling through Bike to Work Week. Friday is Bike to Work Day, and soon, we'll have Bike to Work Hour. Biking is heralded as a healthy, environmentally friendly form of transportation, but how many people actually bike to work? and where is it most common? Social Explorer takes a look at the biking to work data. The Census Bureau tracks how people commute, enabling us to look at the bike to work population over the years. The followin... more
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Analyzes Elections at the ACS Data Users Conference
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge Analyzes Elections at the ACS Data Users Conference

Social Explorer's co-founder and CEO Andrew Beveridge will be speaking at the soldout American Community Survey Data Users Conference this Thursday in Alexandria, VA. Professor Beveridge and collaborator Professor Shige Song will present Is it Still the Economy Stupid? A Spatial Regression Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election Using the American Community Survey Data and Other Materials. They are featured in the breakout session on Using the ACS for M... more
Happy National Teachers Week!
MONDAY, MAY 08, 2017

Happy National Teachers Week!

In honor of National Teacher Day, Social Explorer takes a look at educators across the country. Celebrate the teachers in your life by exploring data, maps and analysis. National Teacher Day is part of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th to 13th). Students to Teach More than a quarter of U.S. residents over the age of three are enrolled in school (27.1 percent). According to the 2011-15 American Community Survey, there are 82,528,567 students in America from ... more
World Press Freedom Day Data
TUESDAY, MAY 02, 2017

World Press Freedom Day Data

For World Press Freedom Day, SocialExplorer.com takes a look at the state of the journalism profession in the U.S. The United Nations declared May 3rd as World Press Freedom Day back in 1993. The day celebrates press freedom, reflects on the global journalism landscape, defend media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who lost their lives. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.1px Arial} Using detailed occupati... more
Earth Day Data: Home Heating Fuel Trends
WEDNESDAY, APR 19, 2017

Earth Day Data: Home Heating Fuel Trends

To mark Earth Day, Social Explorer takes a look at trends in home heating fuels. Environmentalists have focused on energy sources and usage for decades, and the changes in fuel types offers some insight into the US's approach to home energy.    Earth Day began in 1970, so we'll compare home heating fuel types from then to the present using data from the 1970 Decennial Census and 2015 five-year American Community Survey. The following chart, built with So... more
Tax Professionals by the Numbers
MONDAY, APR 10, 2017

Tax Professionals by the Numbers

As we countdown to Tax Day, Social Explorer takes a look at Americans dedicated to working on taxes. Detailed Census Bureau data on occupations offers a glimpse into the world of tax professionals. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Verdana} According to the 2015 five-year ACS, there were 50,499 "Tax Examiners and Collectors and Revenue Agents" and almost the same number of "Tax Preparers" (49,183). C... more
American Community Survey Supplement: More Detail and More Geos
WEDNESDAY, APR 05, 2017

American Community Survey Supplement: More Detail and More Geos

The American Community Survey (ACS) Supplemental Estimates for 2015 are now available on Social Explorer. This added dataset allows users to get more detail on smaller geographies with the most current numbers from the Census Bureau.  For example, the 2015 ACS offers data for geographies with populations of 65,000 or more, while the 2015 ACS Supplemental Estimates have selected variables available for areas of population with 20,000.  While the 2015 ACS has some... more